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Approved Core Courses

STS students take a set of Core STS Courses and a set of Socio-Cultural and Technical Courses in a selected Concentration Area. In creating their proposed curriculum plan or updating an already approved plan, students are advised to review the STS Program Requirements & Policies. Students are encouraged to select courses in both the Core and Concentration Area around an identifiable set of topics and issues in STS, as well at least one technical set of skills to develop a greater sense of expertise and application for their program. A student’s curriculum plan, initially and with any changes, must be reviewed and approved by the STS Associate Director and Student Services Officer to ensure all students maintain a coherent curriculum package with strong analytical and technical course work that engages with STS frameworks. 

How do I use this course list? Use the Courses menu to the left to select either Core Courses or Concentration Areas. Then use the 'Requirements' filter to identify which courses have been designated Socio-Cultural, Concentration Core (within Socio-Cultural), Technical, WIM and Global. 

A condensed PDF version of our course list is also available to help students plan their curriculum. Please note courses on this list are updated once per year. Please refer to directly to ExploreCourses and the STS website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

 

Title Notes Quarter Day, Time, Location
ANTHRO 82
Medical Anthropology (ANTHRO 282, HUMBIO 176A)
2020-2021 Summer
ANTHRO 82
Medical Anthropology (ANTHRO 282, HUMBIO 176A)
Garcia, A., Kohrman, M.
2020-2021 Winter
ANTHRO 93B
Prefield Research Seminar: Non-Majors
Sugimoto, T.
2020-2021 Spring
Wednesday Friday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
ANTHRO 126
Urban Culture in Global Perspective (URBANST 114)
Hansen, T.
2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
10:00am - 11:20am
Remote
ANTHRO 132C
Technology and Inequality (CSRE 132C)
Fullwiley, D.
2020-2021 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
6:30pm - 8:20pm
ANTHRO 138
Medical Ethics in a Global World: Examining Race, Difference and Power in the Research Enterprise (ANTHRO 238, CSRE 138)
2020-2021 Spring
ANTHRO 186
Culture and Madness: Anthropological and Psychiatric Approaches to Mental Illness (ANTHRO 286, HUMBIO 146, PSYC 286)
2020-2021 Spring
BIOE 122
BioSecurity and Pandemic Resilience (EMED 122, EMED 222, PUBLPOL 122, PUBLPOL 222)
Trounce, M.
. 2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday Friday
11:30am - 12:50pm
Remote
BIOE 131
Ethics in Bioengineering (ETHICSOC 131X)
2020-2021 Spring
CEE 70
Environmental Science and Technology (ENGR 90)
Kopperud, R.
2020-2021 Winter
Remote
CEE 70
Environmental Science and Technology (ENGR 90)
Kopperud, R.
2020-2021 Summer
CEE 118X
Shaping the Future of the Bay Area (CEE 218X, ESS 118X, ESS 218X, GEOLSCI 118X, GEOLSCI 218X, GEOPHYS 118X, GEOPHYS 218X, POLISCI 218X, PUBLPOL 118X, PUBLPOL 218X)
Wong-Parodi, G., Ouyang, D., Cain, B., Suckale, J.
2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Remote
CEE 118Y
Shaping the Future of the Bay Area (CEE 218Y, ESS 118Y, ESS 218Y, GEOLSCI 118Y, GEOLSCI 218Y, GEOPHYS 118Y, GEOPHYS 218Y, POLISCI 218Y, PUBLPOL 118Y, PUBLPOL 218Y)
Wong-Parodi, G., Ouyang, D., Kasmalkar, I., Cain, B., Suckale, J., Mehta, J., Ortolano, L.
2020-2021 Winter
Remote
CEE 118Z
Shaping the Future of the Bay Area (CEE 218Z, GEOLSCI 118Z, GEOLSCI 218Z, GEOPHYS 118Z, GEOPHYS 218Z, POLISCI 218Z)
Katz, G., Ouyang, D., Cain, B., Suckale, J., Leckie, J., Ortolano, L., Bardhan, R., Sarte, S., Nishimura, R.
2020-2021 Spring
Remote
CLASSICS 151
Ten Things: An Archaeology of Design (ARCHLGY 151)
Angsten, O., Shanks, M.
2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Remote
COMM 120W
The Rise of Digital Culture (AMSTUD 120, COMM 220)
Turner, F.
2020-2021 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Remote
COMM 137W
The Dialogue of Democracy (AMSTUD 137, COMM 237, POLISCI 232T, POLISCI 332T)
Fishkin, J.
2020-2021 Spring
Wednesday
2:30pm - 5:20pm
Remote
COMM 177SW
Specialized Writing and Reporting: Sports Journalism (COMM 277S)
Pomerantz, G.
2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday
10:00am - 11:50am
Remote
COMM 184
Race and Media (COMM 284)
Li, X.
2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday
1:00pm - 2:20pm
Remote
COMM 186W
Media, Technology, and the Body (COMM 286)
Li, X.
2020-2021 Spring
Monday Wednesday
1:00pm - 2:20pm
Remote
COMPLIT 207
Why is Climate Change Un-believable? Interdisciplinary Approaches to Environmental Action
Palumbo-Liu, D.
2020-2021 Spring
Monday Wednesday
1:00pm - 2:20pm
Remote
CS 182W
Ethics, Public Policy, and Technological Change (WIM)
Sahami, M., Reich, R., Weinstein, J.
2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday Friday
1:00pm - 2:20pm
Remote
CSRE 230
Law, Order, & Algorithms (CS 209, MS&E 330, SOC 279)
Goel, S.
2020-2021 Spring
Tuesday
2:30pm - 5:20pm
Remote
EARTH 2
Climate and Society
Diffenbaugh, N., Burke, M., Lobell, D., Nathan, N., Oberholzer, J.
2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday Friday
10:00am - 11:00am
Remote
EARTHSYS 112
Human Society and Environmental Change (EARTHSYS 212, ESS 112, HISTORY 103D)
Naylor, R., Frank, Z.
2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
8:30am - 9:30am
Remote
EARTHSYS 177C
Specialized Writing and Reporting: Health and Science Journalism (COMM 177C, COMM 277C, EARTHSYS 277C)
Yasmin, S.
2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 12:50pm
Remote
EARTHSYS 227
Decision Science for Environmental Threats (ESS 227)
Wong-Parodi, G., Bouton, M.
2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
10:00am - 11:20am
Remote
EDUC 120
Sociology of Science (EDUC 320, SOC 330, STS 200Q)
Smith, D., McFarland, D.
2020-2021 Winter
Remote
ENGLISH 184C
Data and Knowledge in the Humanities
Algee-Hewitt, M.
2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Remote
ENGR 60
Engineering Economics and Sustainability (CEE 146S)
2020-2021 Spring
ENGR 60
Engineering Economics and Sustainability (CEE 146S)
Lepech, M.
2020-2021 Autumn
Remote
HISTORY 44Q
Gendered Innovations in Science, Medicine, Engineering, and Environment (FEMGEN 44Q)
Schiebinger, L.
2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
12:30pm - 1:50pm
Remote
HISTORY 79C
The Ethical Challenges of the Climate Catastrophe (HISTORY 179C)
Wolfe, M.
2020-2021 Spring
HISTORY 140
World History of Science
Proctor, R.
2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday
9:30am - 11:20am
HISTORY 140A
The Scientific Revolution
Riskin, J.
2020-2021 Spring
HISTORY 144
Sex, Gender, and Intersectional Analysis in Science, Medicine, Engineering, and Environment (FEMGEN 144)
Schiebinger, L.
2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
1:00pm - 2:20pm
Remote
HISTORY 179C
The Ethical Challenges of the Climate Catastrophe (HISTORY 79C)
Wolfe, M.
2020-2021 Spring
HISTORY 203C
History of Ignorance
Proctor, R.
2020-2021 Autumn
Monday
8:30am - 11:30am
Remote
HISTORY 234P
The Age of Plague: Medicine and Society, 1300-1750 (STS 200U)
Findlen, P.
2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
5:30pm - 6:50pm
Remote
MS&E 193
Technology and National Security: Past, Present, and Future (INTLPOL 256, MS&E 293)
Felter, J., Olney, R., Lin, H., Chen, C., Rincon, V., Girbal, R., Crespo, E., Wieland, C., Lu, R.
2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
1:00pm - 2:20pm
Remote
POLISCI 114S
International Security in a Changing World
Trinkunas, H., Mastro, O.
2020-2021 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
2:30pm - 3:50pm
Remote
SOC 114
Economic Sociology (SOC 214)
Granovetter, M.
2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
1:00pm - 2:20pm
Remote
STS 1
The Public Life of Science and Technology (CSRE 1T)
Edwards, P.
2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 12:50pm
Remote
STS 191W
Doing STS: Introduction to Research
Brito, E., Sato, K.
2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday
10:30am - 11:20am
Remote
STS 200U
The Age of Plague: Medicine and Society, 1300-1750 (HISTORY 234P)
Findlen, P.
2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
5:30pm - 6:50pm
Remote
STS 200Q
Sociology of Science (EDUC 120, EDUC 320, SOC 330)
Smith, D., McFarland, D.
2020-2021 Winter
Remote
STS 200N
Funkentelechy: Technologies, Social Justice and Black Vernacular Cultures (AFRICAAM 200N, EDUC 314)
Banks, A.
2020-2021 Spring
Remote